I have two questions from a customer regarding the Hotfix Manager / Hotfix Catalog. I contacted Max Alamanzor, but since these are more related to the catalog than the Hotfix Manager, he deferred to GCS.
1. In the event that a customer received a hotfix early, as in a situation where it was a high sev defect and was applied prior to it being officially released as part of an ML, how would the Hotfix Manager handle this when the new ML is released and applied to the instance? Would there be any impact of installing the ML without consideration to the previously installed hotfix or would the rules applying to the already installed hotfix just be automatically skipped?
2. If a hotfix was created specifically for an individual customer instance, would these appear in the hotfix catalog / in the Hotfix Manager?
1. There will be a check for superseded rules/code when you run ML update. By default, the ML update will exit unless you force it. If you force it, you will have to install your fixes again - preferably through the form of hotfix because most likely your emergency fix was deployed not through hotfix manager (e.g., simply import jars/rules). Check the document for details: https://pdn.pega.com/documents/pega-719-platform-upgrade-guide
2. I am pretty sure the answer is yes. Michael Bell can confirm.